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University of Alabama expels student over racist videos – NY Daily News

Harley Barber was expelled from the University of Alabama after posting several racist videos online. Source: University of Alabama expels student over racist videos – NY Daily News

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Ligonier schools | WPXI

All schools in the Ligonier Valley School District were evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was found at the high school, police said. Source: Bomb threat prompts evacuation of Ligonier schools | WPXI

Remembering Martin Luther King’s many causes – Story | KDFW

You may best remember Martin Luther King Jr. for his inspiring I Have a Dream speech, but that’s just one of many remarkable contributions he made to our country’s history. Source: Remembering Martin Luther King’s many causes – Story | KDFW

Teenager Critically Injured In East Pittsburgh Shooting « CBS Pittsburgh

Police are looking for a gunman after a shooting in East Pittsburgh this morning prompted a lockdown in the Woodland Hills School District. Source: Teenager Critically Injured In East Pittsburgh Shooting « CBS Pittsburgh

Meat Industry Reacts to New Cancer Guidelines Calling Processed Meat Carcinogenic | Care2 Healthy Living

What was the meat industry’s response to the recommendation by leading cancer charities to stop eating processed meats, such as bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausage, and lunchmeat? Source: Meat Industry Reacts to New Cancer Guidelines Calling Processed Meat Carcinogenic | Care2 Healthy Living

City schools no longer will suspend youngest students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beginning next fall, Pittsburgh Public Schools no longer will suspend its youngest students for minor infractions. The school board approved the policy in a 7-2 vote Wednesday night, clearing the way to ban suspensions for nonviolent offenses for students in kindergarten through second grade starting next school year. Source: City schools no longer will suspend youngest students | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Snooze’ feature debuts on Facebook | WPXI

Facebook can be a great forum for sharing family happenings, funny stories, recipes and clips from the internet. Some people also use it as a forum to rant or post political opinions. Source: ‘Snooze’ feature debuts on Facebook | WPXI

Rutgers fraternity suspended after allegedly drugging sorority members at party

According to documents uncovered by the school newspaper for Rutgers University, members of the Sigma Chi fraternity allegedly spiked the drinks of Sigma Delta Tau sorority members at a mixer in September. Ten women were reportedly sickened and some passed out. The fraternity has been suspended for two years. Source: Rutgers fraternity suspended after allegedly drugging sorority members at party

Archaeologists reconstruct face of ancient, 1,200-year-old Peruvian queen | Fox News

Archaeologists have learned a great deal about “the Huarmey Queen” in the five years since they discovered the tomb El Castillo de Huarmey in Peru and found her body inside. Source: Archaeologists reconstruct face of ancient, 1,200-year-old Peruvian queen | Fox News

New E-Cigarette Popular Among Kids, Easy To Conceal From Parents « CBS Pittsburgh

It’s called a JUUL, a new way of smoking that’s becoming a problem at schools across the country. Source: New E-Cigarette Popular Among Kids, Easy To Conceal From Parents « CBS Pittsburgh

Target 11 exposing questionable financial practices at a local school district | WPXI

The former superintendent and four other employees in the Duquesne City School District are accused of using thousands of dollars in district funds for their own purposes. Source: Target 11 exposing questionable financial practices at a local school district | WPXI

2 students shot near Washington high school, police say | Fox News

Police responded to reports that two students were shot near a high school in Washington state as part of what police say could be a gang-related activity. Source: 2 students shot near Washington high school, police say | Fox News

Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It’s Discreet Enough To Vape In Class

Teens say they like the JUUL e-cigarette because it’s sleeker than other devices and teachers don’t notice it. But researchers say teenagers who vape are more likely to move on to cigarettes. Source: Teenagers Embrace JUUL, Saying It’s Discreet Enough To Vape In Class

Third Woodland Hills student shot in a week | TribLIVE

Three separate shootings of Woodland Hills School District students in the past week do not appear to be connected, police said Friday. The latest shooting, in which an 11th-grader was wounded, occurred just after 6 a.m. Friday near a school bus stop at Jones and Kirkpatrick avenues in North Braddock. Source: Third Woodland Hills student shot in a week | TribLIVE

Woman involved in altercation with conservative speaker ID’d | Fox News

A community college adviser has been identified by her lawyer as the woman involved in an altercation with a conservative commentator during his speech at the University of Connecticut titled It’s OK To Be White. Source: Woman involved in altercation with conservative speaker ID’d | Fox News

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